Unnatural murder concerns a major scandal at the court of king james vi and i a courtier clever but arrogant named sir thomas overbury is murdere 4 1 2 stars what an extraordinary volume somersets research is miles deep her ability to convey character and personality is painterly and her outlook compassionate and balanced. Unnatural murder poison at the court of james i weidenfeld nicolson 1997 phoenix paperback 1998 in the autumn of 1615 the earl and countess of somerset were detained on suspicion of having murdered sir thomas overbury. Buy a cheap copy of unnatural murder poison at the court of book by anne somerset anew interpretation by a direct descendant of a notorious murder based on original documentsa tale of love briberypoisontreachery and retribution in jacobean free shipping over 10. It is at once a story rich in passion and intrigue and a murder mystery for despite the guilty verdicts there is much about overburys death that remains enigmatic infinitely more than a gripping personal tragedy the overbury murder case profoundly damaged the monarchy and constituted the greatest court scandal in english history
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